Career Paths in Safety

The safety profession offers you a rewarding and purposeful career.

Safety professionals work in a diverse set of industries, can earn a median base salary of $104,000 annually with a BCSP certification, and practitioners express a strong sense of satisfaction in ensuring workers return home safely to their families every day.

Your Path

Everyone learns and retains information and experiences differently. Some learn best in an academic setting, while others learn from hands-on experience. There are many paths to safety, more of which is explained in The Safety Profession magazine.

Begin Your Journey

How would you like to begin a career in safety?

Safety and Health Degrees

You can obtain a college degree in safety and enter the field as a professional. BCSP maintains a directory of safety degrees available at accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

Safety Work Experience

By taking initiative for ensuring workplace safety, you can build experience, attend training, and gain responsibility for safety. BCSP certifications offer recognition for experience and training, providing pathways to safety careers.